Thursday, April 22, 2010
Winter babies require winter hats and I was completely unprepared for the test of winter when my first born arrived to greet -20 degree weather. Thankfully, a kind and wonderful relative brought over the tiniest, most perfect winter stocking cap for him shortly after we arrived home. The hat was white and fit him snug as a bug in a rug. Six years later, I think of him wearing this tiny white hat and know that 1. it would be no bigger than a skull cap 2. it wouldn't be white anymore and 3. the ties would reach under his nose and tickle.
I tried my hand again for the sketch at Everything but the Kitchen Sink, this time taking a more subdued and literal approach. The card base is cut to shape, I added the hand-made pom-pom (the kind that my grandma makes) and cotton (from the Emergency Room visit for the said mentioned boy) to complete the look of the cap. The visible edges of the card and the tag are distressed with ink and some have marker lines for definition and dimension.
Supplies Used: Georgia Pacific Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock from Archer's Paper, Me & My Big Ideas DSP, SU ChitChat Rubon, Colorbox Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown, SU Close to Cocoa Marker, Yarn, Cotton